Resolving commercial disputes in courts can be unpredictable, slow and costly for disputants. As pointed out in a recent working paper from the Central Bank of Spain, judicial inefficacy can also have a significant impact on business investments. Therefore, it is critical for public administrations, companies and practitioners to consider a variety of alternative mechanisms to resolve commercial disputes efficiently. This, not only to reduce the uncertainty, time, and costs involved in court litigation, but also to avoid losing economic investments which benefit society as a whole.
In this context, the Spanish Cabinet has approved a draft legislation aiming at boosting the role of commercial mediation in Spain by, among other measures, making the holding of an “informative” and exploratory session under the auspices of a trained mediator a mandatory prerequisite to filing a court action in a number of areas.
At this event, organized jointly by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), its European Advisory Board (EAB) and Cuatrecasas, a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the current state of dispute resolution in Spain, explore ways to shape its future, and share perspectives and best practices with an audience of dispute prevention and resolution professionals from all over Europe and the United States.
This event will be held in English at the offices of Cuatrecasas in Barcelona and will also be available via webinar.
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